Drawing "Death of the Daily News" by Hunter Madsen

"Death of the Daily News"


While visiting Prince Rupert, a small and remote raincoast seaport in northwest British Columbia, I came across the emptied and semi-demolished plant for what had been the town's daily newspaper, now gone out of business like so many newspapers elsewhere, another casualty of the internet.  The building's front entryway presented a locked steel gate in front of a broken stairwell where day-glo caution posts had been placed.  This image shoots through the gate to some of the elements behind it, creating a cheery abstraction that reveals, in little hints here and there, the disaster just up the stairs.


TITLE - "Death of the Daily News"
WHERE - Prince Rupert, British Columbia (2020)